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For purposes of this part, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) COMMUNITY OF INTEREST. A continuing financial interest between the grantor and the grantee in either the operation of the dealership business or the marketing of such goods and services.
(2) DEALERSHIP AGREEMENT. An agreement or contract, either express or implied, between two or more persons, by which a person is granted the right to sell or distribute liquid goods, or use a trade name, trademark, service mark, logotype, advertising, or other commercial symbol in the sale of liquid goods, in which there is a community of interest in the business of offering, selling, or distributing liquid goods at wholesale, retail, by lease, agreement, or otherwise.
(3) GOOD CAUSE. Failure by a dealer to comply substantially with a provision of the dealership agreement which is both reasonable and of material significance to the business relationship between the dealer and grantor, provided such provision is not different from or not enforced differently than those provisions imposed on other similarly situated dealers.
(4) GRANTOR. A person who grants a dealership agreement for the sale or distribution of liquid goods within Mobile County, Alabama.
(5) LIQUID GOODS. Any good sold or distributed in liquid form.
(6) PERSON. A natural person, partnership, joint venture, corporation, or other entity.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 45. Local Laws § 45-49-41 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-45-local-laws/al-code-sect-45-49-41/
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